Gordan Grlić Radman

Born on 6 June 1958 in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Married, father of three

Education

2010 – appointed to the academic grade of research associate at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb

2007 – defended doctoral dissertation ,,Neutrality and the New European Security Architecture”, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb

1997–2002 – postgraduate studies in the field of international relations, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb

1989–1991 – management studies, Institut für Kaderschule, Bern (Switzerland)

1977–1982 – Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb

1973–1977 – XIV. gimnazija in Zagreb

Professional Career

October 2017 – July 2019 Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Federal Republic of Germany

since June 2017 – President of the Danube Commission seated in Budapest

2012–2017 – Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Hungary

2011–2014 – Secretary of the Danube Commission

2009 – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the Danube Commission in Budapest

2005–2009 – member of Working Groups for accession negotiations with the EU (Chapters 15 and 30)

2004–2009 – Head of Central Europe Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

2000–2004 – bilateral policy, in departments for Central and Western Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1999–2000 – Secretary General of State Ministry / Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1997–1999 – Head of Human Resources Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appointed Ambassador

1996–1997 – Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Hungary, appointed Minister Plenipotentiary

1994–1996 – term of office in the Croatian Embassy in the Republic of Bulgaria, appointed Minister Counsellor

1992–1994 – term of office in the Croatian Embassy in the Swiss Confederation, appointed Counsellor

1991–1992 – business secretary of the School of Medicine of the University of Zagreb; volunteer work in the Office for Displaced Persons and Refugees of the Government of the Republic of Croatia (working with the diaspora) and in the Medical Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia (humanitarian aid),

1987–1991 – research development team leader, Melior-Haefliger AG, Switzerland

1984–1987 – research development team member, Melior-Haefliger AG, Switzerland

Foreign Languages

German, English, Bulgarian, Hungarian

Other

1984–1988 President of the Croatian Cultural Association in Switzerland

lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, War College Ban Josip Jelačić of the Ministry of Defence and the International Summer ELSA Law School

decorated by the Republic of Croatia

decorated by Hungary for advancement of Croatian-Hungarian relations

member of Board of Presidents of the Diplomatic Council think tank

member of Management Board of Ambassadors Club Berlin

member of Management Board of Atlantic Council Croatia

member of the Croatian International Studies Association (HUMS)

2010–2012 Director of Centre for International Studies

member of Scientific Council for Peace and Human Rights of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU)

Recipient of the “Global Public Diplomacy Award” awarded by the Diplomatic Council think tank

Author of the book on Dr. Žarko Dolinar, table tennis world champion

Membership in Political Parties

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)